It's yard sale season around here and I have probably been to a few dozen over the past couple of weeks. But it is getting harder to find good stuff, definitely. Most of the time it's cheap modern junk and when I do find some vintage it's often overpriced. *sigh...* I guess we're too trendy! :)
The only real good thing I found at a yard sale was this:
A 1940s Bakelite weather station for $2. It works great; I've been wanting one of these for a long time, but didn't want to buy a new one. This one has style! We actually use a barometer quite a bit for fishing; it's usually not even worth going if its over 30 (as it is today!)
I actually bought the weather station at the same estate sale as the Giant Lamp- they've been having a yard sale about every 2 weeks trying to get the place cleaned out. I bought a couple more items of clothing there, but that was the only yard sale I went to that I even bought anything at.
We also have a weekly flea market here that even though it's close, is quite hit-or-miss as far as quality goes. I hadn't been yet this year, but I'm glad I stopped by this weekend.
I found this great vintage tablecloth. I don't think I've ever seen a palm tree-themed one before, so I snapped it up for $3. (I don't care that it's 54" square and doesn't fit my table. :P)
I love vintage aviation stuff, especially flight bags. I found this one from BOAC (now known as British Airways) from the 60s. I had to have it for $3, and it's a keeper. I know I need to sell some of this stuff, but not this- it's the perfect size for overnights and is just so classy. I have a vintage plaid flight bag that I actually take as a carry-on when I fly; its amazing how much I can fit in it and how it always makes people smile when they recognize it. Same deal with this one!